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Instructor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Application Procedure: Applications should be uploaded as a single PDF file to "other document 1" and include the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching approach, 4) list of at least three references, 5) unofficial transcripts. We encourage submission of reference letters directly by the referees by the application deadline stated below. The application PDF file and reference letters should be submitted online at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/3196. Questions related to this position may be directed to Dr. Andreas Handel, Chair of the Search Committee at ahandel@uga.edu. The University of Georgia is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from individuals in under-represented groups. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by January 8, 2018.

Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Instructor
Posting Number 2017_00560F
Posting Type
Official Title INSTRUCTOR
Working Title Instructor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Title Code 55030
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department EPIDEMIOLOGY & BIOSTATISTICS
Salary Range
Job Summary

INSTRUCTOR
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Position: The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia invites applicants for a non-tenure track full-time instructor position. The position is an academic year appointment (9 months) with an opportunity to supplement salary during the summer. The anticipated starting date for the position is August 2018.

Responsibilities: Applicants must have preferably a doctorate degree and at minimum a master level degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or a closely related field. A track record of successful and innovative teaching in epidemiology and/or biostatistics at the undergraduate or introductory graduate level is required. The candidate is expected to have a commitment to developing and using innovative teaching approaches to optimize student learning and engagement. Previous experience in coordinating and supervising graduate student teaching is preferred. The successful candidate will teach 4-5 courses or sections per semester in introductory and intermediate biostatistics and/or epidemiology at the undergraduate level. Student mentoring is also expected.

About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA) is a land grant and sea grant research university with 35,000 students, 17 schools and colleges, and 1800 faculty, located in Athens. Athens is 60 miles NE of Atlanta and has a rich cultural and intellectual scene that coexists with the university, featuring diverse arts and music, a thriving downtown, college athletics, and historic neighborhoods. UGA provides excellent opportunities to work collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment. UGA has a widely respected Center for Teaching and Learning that provides many opportunities for ongoing training in innovative teaching methods (ctl.uga.edu). UGA recently implemented a program that will require every undergraduate student to have experiential learning experience (experienceuga.com). UGA has also recently launched a small class initiative, with the goal of reducing class sizes in all classes to below 50, and ideally below 20 students (http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/uga-reduce-class-sizes-2015/). This position has been created in response and to support the Small Class Initiative.

Application Procedure: Applications should be uploaded as a single PDF file to “other document 1” and include the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching approach, 4) list of at least three references, 5) unofficial transcripts. We encourage submission of reference letters directly by the referees by the application deadline stated below. The application PDF file and reference letters should be submitted online at
http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/3196. Questions related to this position may be directed to Dr. Andreas Handel, Chair of the Search Committee at ahandel@uga.edu. The University of Georgia is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and strongly encourages applications from individuals in under-represented groups. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by January 8, 2018.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

Minimum Qualifications

Master level degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or closely related field. Minimum of one year of successful and innovative teaching in epidemiology and/or biostatistics at the undergraduate or introductory graduate level is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate degree with previous experience in coordinating and supervising graduate student teaching is preferred.

Degree Level Masters
Posting Date 12/07/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Other Document #1
Optional Documents
  1. Sample Publications